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Living in Cologne

The municipality of Cologne is at the foothills of Mount Orfano in the province of Brescia. It is part of the Provincial agrarian region called Western Brescia Plains. At the center of the town is the Municipal Hall and the parish Parrocchia dei Santi Gervasio which lies against the verdant backdrop of Mount Orfano. The plaza between the two buildings has alfresco cafes, trees, and benches. This square is a common meeting place for locals and a must-see destination for visitors.

Living in this scenic small town is ideal for individuals and families looking to enjoy the outdoors and the close-knit community. Residents in Cologne can take advantage of readily available essential services such as banks, pharmacies, public libraries, and a post office. Medical services are provided by the Poliambulatorio San Gregorio (San Gregorio Polyclinic), with several other specialty clinics for physical therapy, dental health, and veterinary health for your pets. The town also has a retirement facility - the Casa Di Riposo Martinelli Granata (Granata Retirement Home). The supermarkets of Despar and MD Market will cater to your grocery needs, along with local meat shops, pastry and flower shops, and other specialty boutiques. Pre-school education is offered at Scuolal'Infanzia Sant'Antonio and elementary and middle school education at the Comprehensive School Of Cologne.

Cologne offers a peaceful home away from the urbanized cities, but conveniently connected to the rest of the country through state road no. 573 and exits to Highway A4. The railway line of Brescia-Bergamo-Lecco also has a Cologne Train Station in the southern part of the town. Several manufacturing companies have also made Cologne their home, providing employment opportunities, and keeping the local businesses thriving. The typical homes found in the area are flats or apartments, detached houses, villas with spacious terraces and open yards.

Recreational activities and entertainment abound in this small town. Sporting events such as friendly soccer matches at Campo Sportivo di Cologne. Cinema Teatro Parrocchiale Cristoforo Torri features musical plays and theatre performances. For dining options, the most-frequented are Il Gelato Di Raffa, an ice cream shop, Pizzeria Fata Morgana, Ristorante Pizzeria Al Cavallino serving Italian cuisine, and Asad doner kebab that specializes in Middle-eastern dishes. The locals love the Birby lounge bar, Bar 1800 for their relaxing ambiance, Milleottocento for its live music, and La Riccafana di Riccardo Fratus for quality wines.

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